National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Monday accused the BJP of using turmoil in Kashmir for electoral gains.
“They don’t want the situation in Kashmir to improve because they use turmoil here to do politics in the rest of the country,” he said.
Omar was responding to a query on the BJP’s pledge in its manifesto to fight militancy in Kashmir.
“Instead of saying that they will continue to fight militancy, BJP should have promised to create conditions in Kashmir that would wean youth away from militancy,” he said.
He said decisions like banning civilian traffic on highway two days a week would only fuel further anger among the people.